How to Fulfill the Prophecy

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Not enough hair to be a duke of hazard! Hilarious!

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOwen

LOL! Based on this strip, it seems I've been The Chosen One on more than a few occasions. (Funny, though, I seemed to lose the title at the 'refusal to give money' part.)

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCR

I came here via CakeWrecks. I love you. Stay golden.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermolly bolt

I'm not usually one to complain about spelling in a webcomic... but it's spelled "prophecy" unless it's being used as a verb.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertom


April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpelling

Door to door prophet scam artists, I love it!

For the record, prophesy is a verb. The one you're looking for is prophecy.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHuginn

Cool, it's almost like two Basic Instructions in one, "How to Fulfill the Prophesy" and "How to Make a Good Prophesy"

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Heh heh. The girl with the jade green eyes. You're going to need a six-demon bag to pull that off!

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjlocicero

Whoa. Where did this come from - was it perchance a real-life conversation?

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstringph


April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZuvin

"Prophesy" is a verb. The noun is "prophecy."

Thus endeth the dickish comment.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Dude! Dude! PropheCy...

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlinde Schildpad

Um, the noun "prophecy" is spelt with a "c" not an "s". Prophesy is the verb form, i.e. meaning "to prophesy".

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValis

Excellent comic as usual, sir! Especially timely and hilarious as I've been re-watching the Buffy series lately. (I'm guessing someone's already pointed out that this should be "prophecy" throughout, right? Sorry, sorry! It's just that I'm the Chosen One who must proclaim proper grammar throughout the English-speaking world. Destiny is a terrible burden.)

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterabi

"Wow. It sucks to be the chosen one."

Wisdom for the ages. Great strip, Scott--thanks.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergyrogeerloose

can't believe you spilled beans in panel 3!

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter408wij

Thanks for fixing the spelling before I got to read it! =P Keep up the great comics Scott!

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTed

It was along about then, ol' Boss Hogg showed them Duke boys what prophesizin' was all about.
Ya'll better hang on to yer boots.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRon

It is written that when I see these guys, I shall hang on to my wallet. And it will suck to be them.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMP

Trying to get the references in Panel 3, maybe you guys can help me out there?

Harry Potter
Star Wars

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlu

Love the Girl with the Jade Green Eyes reference. That book almost ruined my adolescence when I got it as a 12-year old birthday present from my Mom, who hadn't read it.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSome Middle Aged Dude

Two references I didn't get and are too generic to google:
Straighten the curves?
Flatten the Hills?

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn S.

Uhm... I dunno if a Six-Demon Bag is going to cut it. I mean we're talking Black Blood of the Earth here, at least. Unless, maybe, you had a magic potion...

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRumGuzzler

This is truly one of the stranger BIs to come down the pike. And I mean that in a good way.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermichael5000

Nice shout-out to "Big Trouble in Little China", Scott. One sees far too few these days.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdhx

OK Scott, 'fess up, which of your charcaters have your dressed up as the wise men? Is the one on the right Rick?

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRinkums

Oh man, this is frikkin' excellent. I actually laughed pretty loudly when I got to "straighten the curves, flatten the hills".

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKnastymike

The Chosen One stands Outside The Box.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMattF

Love the Dune reference. I'm ashamed to say I picked Dune as the 1 DVD I would own, if I could only own 1. But it has to be the 6-hour cut.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

first reference is Dune, isn't it?? And are the straighten curves and flatten hills the dukes of hazzard ref? I'm a little slow this morning....

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblondie

@RumGuzzler, black blood of the Earth? Do you mean oil?

The great thing is that once you marry the girl with eyes of creamy jade, you can go off and rule the universe from beyond the grave!

Or check into a psycho ward, whichever comes first.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBobman

Harry Potter
Big Trouble in Little China
Dukes of Hazzard?
Dukes of Hazzard?
Star Wars

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

For Scott to give up his wallet so that others may buy liquor. Now that would be some miracle! Only the chosen one is worthy.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

Seriously, there are questions? Fine. Spoilers for the 3rd panel.

Drink the water of life - Dune
Behead the Kurgan - Highlander
Defeat Voldemort - Harry Potter
Stop bullets with my mind - Matrix
Marry the girl with the jade green eyes - Big Trouble, Little China
Straighten the curves, flatten the hills... Dukes of Hazard (as mentioned in the panel) ... some day the mountains might get 'em but the law never will...
Bring balance to the Force - Star Wars

You're welcome, and lets not discuss my social life (or clear lack thereof)... thanks.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGekkobear

Name is a killing word: Muad'dib from Dune
Midi-chlorians: Anakin from the Star Wars prequelogy
Lightning bolt shaped scar: Harry Potter
Drink the water of life: Muad'dib, again.
Behead the Kurgan: Highlander
Defeat Voldemort: Harry Potter
Stop bullets with the mind: Neo from The Matrix
Marry the girl with the jade green eyes: (not sure, there is a book "The Girl With the Jade Green Eyes")
Straighten the curves: ???
Flatten the hills: ???
Bring balance to the force: Anakin, again.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn S.

Aha -- "straightening the curves, flattening the hills" is a lyric from the Dukes of Hazzard theme song. Odd, that's the only part of the song I do not recognize.

You missed your chance to include one of the signs of the messiah from "Life of Brian".

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn S.


Possibly the Bible? Or if "water of life" = whiskey, then he's referring to me, every evening between 7-8pm...
Harry Potter
Little Trouble in Big China
John 1:23, the Bible- I think... There's a line in there that says exactly that...
John 1:23, the Bible- I think...
Star Wars

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBonzoGal

Okay, I'm fine with correcting people's spelling, but jeez, can't the last ten of you have checked the comments before you chimed in?

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRey Fox

@ Flu :

?? - Dune
Harry Potter
?? Big Trouble In Little China
?? Dukes of Hazzard
?? Dukes of Hazzard
Star Wars

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorejello

@Flu: The first is a Dune reference, as is the "killing word" part in panel 2. Research tells me there's a story titled The Girl With the Jade Green Eyes. "Straighten the curves" and "flatten the hills" appear to be from "The Dukes of Hazzard," aptly enough.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve
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